Tommy kicked off the night with his report on Ray Harryhausen, otherwise known as the name of the restaurant in Monsters, Inc. or as the creator of such films as Clash of the Titans. He passed around his copy of the movie The Valley of Gwangi for the required visual aid. We not only learned about Ray Harryhausen himself, but also Willis O’Brian (“Obie”) and stop-animation in general. You can learn more about the fascinating Ray Harryhausen here. What I took away from the report: If your children are interested in stop-motion film-making, encourage them as little Ray’s mom and dad did so well.